Wednesday, 3 June 2020
Armonite - The Sun Is New Each Day (2015)
The second album from this Italian band.
Armonite is a duo with a lineup of electric violin and keyboards.
They had help from a quartet who did the bass, drums, cello and drums programming.
Colin Edward from Porcupine Tree did the bass here.
I reviewed their 1999 debut album Inuit back in July 2011 for ProgArchives and liked that album. The band has also released a third album and I may get that album one day.
The music on this album is eclectic instrumental progressive rock with more than a hint of RPI and Arabian & North-African music.
There is also some chamber rock.... make that a lot of chamber rock in their music. This is essentially a chamber rock duo.
The music is pretty melodic though and not overly eclectic.
It is also good with a lot of interesting details. Mainstream prog, it is not, though.
It is still a good album and well worth checking out. Something I would suggest you do.